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Friday, December 22, 2017

Same Auld Lang Syne

It's time for the last Uphill Both Ways of 2017 and you know what that means? It's time for a 'Year in Review' episode!
But Joseph and Mike ain't got no time for your 21st century jibber jabber, fool! So they're doing a year-end special the only way they know how: by covering the x7 year from the 70s and 80s! So put on your party hat, get ready to watch that ball drop in Time's Square and give it a listen!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Have you listened to episode #17 yet? Your favorite Ghosts of Christmas Past talk about Christmases Past, which seems like a pretty obvious thing for them to do, now that we see it written out. Anyway - give it a listen. Consider it our gift to you!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"

We're only 18 days away from Christmas, so what better way is there to get into the festive mood than to listen to Joseph and Mike talk about Christmas time from their youth?
Head on over to When It Was Cool's website and download episode #17 now. Brought to you by Dolly Madison.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Who the heck were those San Francisco bands that Joseph talked about on episode 16? Well, here's one of them, The Mutants, and their song "Insect Lounge," which he ranked number 3 on his list of top 10 favorite singles.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

"Rock and Roll Part 2"

As you recover from your Thanksgiving over-indulgence, why not listen to episode 16? It's the second part of our music-themed month and Mike and Joseph both list their Top 5 albums! You know you're dying to find out what they are! Click the link, load the show up, relax and enjoy!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Here's the rare video of "Ticket to the Tropics" from Cristina's "Sleep It Off" album, which Joseph lists as one of his desert island discs on episode 15 of our podcast. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Mike mentioned this video in the latest episode as he and Joseph started their countdown of their respective top 10 albums.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Rock 'n Roll Never Forgets

What music can you simply not live without? What are those albums that you can listen to over and over again? Mike and Joseph are listing their top 10, starting with numbers 10-6.
Give it a listen and weigh in with your picks in the comments.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Mike here... I TOTALLY screwed up editing the current episode (#14) and forgot to drop in an audio track (and then edit out a few "off air"comments), and I feel horrible about it (and a bit embarrassed).
So, to make it up to everyone - here's the video version of what you would have heard around the 1:00:00 mark. Hopefully we can get the (correctly!) edited version out there at some point.
Anyway - enjoy this video!

The Monster Mash

Episode 14 is live!
Join Mike and Joseph as they talk about their favorite movie monsters in this special Halloween-themed episode!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

"I Want Candy"

Well, we know what WE'RE dressing up as this Halloween!
Check out episode #13 - "I Want Candy" - and see what Joseph and Mike used to dress up as when they were kids!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

You never know what vintage toys you might find in Osaka, Japan's amazing Astro Zombies store!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Mike and Joseph mentioned this on the most recent episode; this is the story of the guy who "Whammied" CBS and Press Your Luck back in 1984.

Friday, September 29, 2017

"Beat the Clock"

...and then there was that time that Mike and Joseph were on "Let's Make a Deal" with Monty Hall.
...alright, well, maybe they weren't ON it. But did they WATCH "Let's Make a Deal" back in the day? Tune in to episode #12 to find out!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

There wasn't much to debate back then - Atari pretty much dominated the market and living rooms of America.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

"Games Without Frontiers"

Travel back in time with Joseph and Mike as they discuss the Golden Age of video games in the 70s and 80s. From arcades and the cabinet games you'd find there to home consoles, they cover as much as they can in 74 minutes!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

If "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" was the best Scooby-Doo cartoon, then this is a very, VERY close second!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

"Saturday's Child"

When people mention Saturday mornings in the 70s it's almost always about the cartoons. But let's not forget the live action classics cranked out by Sid and Marty Krofft - Mike and Joseph sure didn't!
Listen to what they have to say about them (as well as some cartoons!) on the latest episode of Uphill Both Ways!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

If you listened to Episode #9 when Mike and Joseph talked old-school pro-wrestling memories, than you heard Mike recount his exploits at the old Capital Centre in Landover, MD. Here he is from back then. And yes, he still has the outfit and, no, it no longer fits.

Friday, August 18, 2017

"Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"

Fighting out of the blue corner... "Magnificent" Mike Imboden and "Joltin'" Joseph Perry... The Old-School Warriors!
The following match is scheduled for one fall with NO time limit!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Get ready for a long episode coming up. Mike and Joseph had every intention of sticking to their self-imposed 60 minute mark, but... well, in a way of giving you a hint as to what this week's topic is, let's just say that it became a no time limit slobberknocker.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

What on Earth could 'The Thing' be?!? If you don't know, maybe you should listen to the latest episode of "Uphill Both Ways" to find out!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Seeing this poster convinced a young Mike that he needed to see this movie in the theater.

Monday, July 31, 2017


While we wait until Thursday when episode #8 goes live, how about we enjoy the "intermission"?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Crater Lake Monster

How about another B-Movie, drive-in theater trailer? Sure!
Here's a quick spot for "The Crater Lake Monster"!

Saturday, July 22, 2017


If you listened to the latest episode ('Drive-In Saturday'), then you'll know Joseph and Mike mentioned a few movies from the days of the drive-in theater.
Here's the trailer for one of those classics!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

"Return to Sender"

Join Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry as we reminisce about stuff we ordered from comic book ads, discuss Netflix's GLOW series, and talk about other fun stuff on "Return to Sender," the latest episode of our "Uphill Both Ways" podcast, hosted exclusively by When It Was Cool. Thanks for listening!


Sunday, June 25, 2017


Holy Moses! The memory of this thing somehow popped into Joseph's head during the recording of episode #5 and after a quick search, he and Mike were able to watch and include it with the rest of the toys. What an... interesting toy.

Friday, June 16, 2017

So you're all caught up on Uphill Both Ways and are itching for next week's episode?
Well, here's a a bit of a teaser as to what Joseph and Mike will be talking about.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

You ARE tuning in every two weeks for Uphill Both Ways, aren't you? UBW is When It Was Cool's podcast about all things pop-culture from the 70s and 80s. Each episode, hosts Joseph Perry and Mike Imboden take you on a trip down memory lane as they talk about cartoons, toys, movies and much more. Check it out!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

"The Sun Always Shines on T.V."

"Ooh! Ooh!" Joseph does questionable impersonations of Joe E. Ross and Paul Lynde, and Mike regales us with his rendition of a 1970s Levi's jingle! All this and much more on episode 4 of our "Uphill Both Ways" podcast, "The Sun Always Shines on T.V."!


Magic 8-Ball

Magic 8-Ball, what's the name of that podcast where the two guys talk about retro pop-culture stuff and most of the show sounds like they're just sitting around and reminiscing? 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Yongma Land

Guess where Joseph is going this weekend?!? He just now learned about this place and it is only about 20 minutes from where he lives!

Yongma Land Abandoned Theme Park

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Gruesome Magazine

Do you like horror movies? If so, you need to check out the first issue of Gruesome Magazine (available now)! Both Joseph and Mike are contributors to the magazine and if you like listening to them you'll probably like what they have to say on the 'printed' page as well!

Gruesome Magazine - Spring 2017

Quisp vs Quake

Here's the debut commercial for the Quisp vs Quake cereal rivalry that Joseph mentioned in episode 003, "Breakfast in America":

Monday, May 22, 2017

The next episode should be online this coming Thursday, May 25th.
You're going to want to bring a bowl, a spoon and some milk for this one.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

In episode 1, Joseph and Mike revealed their first celebrity crushes as being Marta ("Judy Robinson") Kristen and Yvonne ("Batgirl") Craig, respectively. 
Who was YOUR first celebrity crush?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

What do classic comic books, professional wrestling, Godzilla, and Prince have in common? They are but a few of the many shared pop culture loves that Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry discuss on our "Uphill Both Ways" podcast, brought to you by the good folks at When It Was Cool. Join in on the fun!

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